Leadership

Federal Eye: Salazar Steals White House Reporter's Seat

No, Helen Thomas has not been replaced by Ken Salazar, but the Interior Secretary did take possession of her high-profile front-row seat in the White House Briefing Room this afternoon, becoming the first Obama administration cabinet secretary to appear at a press briefing. It's the first time anyone can remember a cabinet official sitting in... Read more »

Federal Eye: Still No Commerce Chief -- Does It Matter?

President Obama marks his first week in office with much of his cabinet in place, but he still needs to name a commerce secretary to replace Bill Richardson, who withdrew his name from consideration earlier this month. The Commerce Department "is the government agency tasked with improving living standards for all Americans by promoting economic... Read more »

Former Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee Calls Panetta “Right One to Repair CIA”

Former Democratic Senator and Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Bob Graham, recently published an Op-Ed that made a case for Leon Panetta being “right one” to fix the CIA’s problems. Making the call that the CIA needs a proven leader who can revitalize and restore the CIA’s credibility, Senator Graham made this statement: “Universities... Read more »

Lots to Learn

I've decided that its high time for me to get serious about finding ways to at least try and implement some Web 2.0 ideas at the Department of Treasury. I'm in the extremely formative stages (and have absolutely no power to implement them on my own) but I'm thinking that Treasury needs to become more... Read more »

Prez, A little help for local government please!

When doling out some part of the 1 trillion dollar economic stimulus package in 2009, perhaps President Obama and his leadership team could think a little more broadly about enabling local government and education to take advantage of new Web 2.0 technologies to support true fundamental change in the way that citizens communicate with government.... Read more »